No Such Thing As The News. Image shows from L to R: Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray.

No Such Thing As The News

BBC Two comedy about interesting news facts. 13 episodes (2 series) in 2016. Stars Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin and others.

No Such Thing As The News. Image shows from L to R: Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber, James Harkin.

No Such Thing As The News

A topical comedy series hosted by the stars of QI's No Such Thing As A Fish podcast

  1. 15th November via Chortle: Stephen Fry reunites with the QI team
Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin, Jane Hill and Matthew Amroliwala
Director
Michael Matheson
Producer
John Lloyd

No Such Thing As The News is a current affairs counterpart to QI podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. It promises to be fast, intelligent, hilarious television, completely unlike any other show on air. It's about contemporary events, but it's not 'satire'. It aims to do for the news what QI does for the universe at large: making the apparently dull interesting, the obscure clear and the frightening comprehensible.

Like all great ideas, the formula is simple. Four young QI researchers - known by Stephen Fry's affectionate nickname as 'The QI Elves' - tell each other the most interesting things they've discovered in the news that week. They are likeable, ordinary, unpretentious, inveterately curious, prodigiously well briefed and extremely funny. They don't claim to be journalists and they don't look like newsreaders, but their take on the world is as accurate as any. Not bound by the conventions accepted everywhere else, No Such Thing As The News may not look like the news, but you are certain to find yourself strangely better informed.

The producers say: "No Such Thing As The News is an addictively larky, charming and fresh new way of delivering news (especially to an audience under 30) and it is the only news bulletin in the world guaranteed to make you feel better afterwards."

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